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Aubriot, Hugues

Born: 13XX AD
Died: 1391? AD.

Nationality: French
Categories: Administrators

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         - Hugues Aubriot was born in Dijon.

1370 - He built the Bastille.

         - He was a capable administrator who built the first sewers in Paris, and strengthened the City's fortifications.

         - He was on very poor terms with both the Church, and the University of Paris, which was dominated by the Clergy.

1380 - He arrested citizens who had harassed the City's Jews. For this, he was placed on trial, and a variety of trumped up charges were brought against him, including heresy, sodomy, and extortion.

         - He was instead, sentenced to life imprisonment on bread and water. In subsequent disturbances in Paris, he was released by a mob who were rioting against excessive taxation, and sought his support. Prudently, he took the opportunity to flee from the City.

1382 - Hugues Aubriot died in Dijon.

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